An arrest warrant for murder has been issued against a Florida teenager who was stopped late Friday at the Peace Bridge as a person interest in the death of his grandmother.
Logan Tyler Mott, 15, of Jacksonville, Fla., will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice from the state of Florida when he appears Wednesday before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Control, Mott made a U-turn before reaching the Canadian side and stopped at the U.S. inspection booths. That's when officers found the youth was wanted on a warrant for grand theft auto from Neptune Beach, Fla. Authorities were also advised that Mott was a person of interest in a murder investigation in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mott was detained by Buffalo police on the grand theft auto warrant.
Mott and his grandmother, Kristina French, 53, were reported missing last week from Neptune Beach after the boy failed to show up for school and French missed work, according to the Miami Herald. French was later found in a shallow grave.